The Preparation:Terry comes to the job location and takes plenty of photos and measurements and listens to your wish list, making notes all the while. She will discuss them, color scheme, design ideas, limitations, deadlines, budget, personal preferences and the many creative possibilities and interpretations with you. Back in her studio she uses the photos she took and a program called Sketchbook Pro to render most murals. Sometimes Terry will do a colored pencil sketch or a watercolor to complete the rendering. A watermark is a kind reminder to you that until you sign a contract, the artwork of the rendering is her property and not to be used, copied or reproduced in any way without the expressed permission of Terry Allen.
The Pricing:Murals are priced per project. Some customers want a high level of detail while others want a looser more artistic feel to the work… while still others want a more impressionistic feel to the piece or a simple children’s mural. Terry's price for a mural starts at $10 per square foot and goes up to $50 per square foot. If a reasonable budget is known beforehand Terry can work within that framework. She offers various ideas and customers are able to choose based on what they feel comfortable spending. There is usually a 10% deposit required before the work begins and thebalance is due on the day of completion. Murals the square foot and level of detail or complexity requested by the client. The cost of materials and labor are included in the final price of the mural. As the mural progresses toward the end and the final touches are being applied, Terry will spend several hours looking over everything and making everything just right. She encourages her clients to let her know if there is anything she has overlooked. The last day is always bittersweet … the end of one painting and on to the next! When the mural is complete, the remaining balance is due.
The Mural Process
Step One: The Research
Step Two: The Design
Step Three: The Painting